Rx pain meds during pregnancy

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  1. LeeBee

    LeeBee Well-Known Member

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    So today I fell down some stairs and broke my foot.... OW.... and the doctor prescribed me Vicodin. They say it's "safe" for pregnant women to take, but I still find myself a little weary...

    What do you guys think? Would you take a prescription pain med while your were pregnant?
     
  2. Wildfire81

    Wildfire81 Own it.

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    I take lorecet plus (hydrocodone). They have deemed it safe in smaller quantities. If I have to take it I take half the normal dose, and try only once or twice a day.
     
  3. kmac625

    kmac625 Mom to baby Clara

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    I would try to manage with tylenol (acetaminophen) but if it wasn't enough I'd probably take the vicodin, but as little as I could get away with to make the pain tolerable. Hope you recover quickly.
     
  4. angelandbump

    angelandbump Working Mum :o)

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    If you are in alot of pain and you feel you require pain killers then as long as the doctor feels they are safe, take them.

    If you are coping with the pain then don't. They say that the likes of paracetamol are very safe as only a tiny bit if any is passed through to the baby. The likes of ibuprofen as far as i am aware is a no no in pregnancy.

    I hope your foot gets better soon x
     
  5. BlackBerry25

    BlackBerry25 Helena & Elliot <3

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    I had to get demerol shots when I was pregnant. I tried to suffer without, but really, thats not good either!
     
  6. mummy3

    mummy3 Busy!

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    I was prescribed vicodin during pregnancy, I took only when absolutely couldnt handle the pain. If your doctor has prescribed it then I'd say you needed it and possibly not controlling your pain could cause as bad if not worse complications:shrug:
     

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